A roundup of my favorite bars for Fall 2017. New releases from my favorite brands! Vegan, paleo, and gluten-free options for everyone to enjoy.
One thing I love about the change of seasons, whether it’s spring to summer or summer to fall, is that all my favorite brands roll out fun new flavors and seasonal specialties! I always look forward to the new bar flavors that hit the market this time of year and this year’s lot has been no exception.
Today I want to feature 3 of my favorite bar brands that I have been snacking on for years now and the new products they have released (or will be releasing very soon!) on the market for all of us to enjoy. All of the bars are gluten-free, some are vegan, some are paleo, and all are filled with delicious, healthy ingredients that make them taste amazing. Maybe you’ve heard of or have tried some of these brands…and maybe you haven’t. But you’ll walk away with from this post with some new snack ideas and even a chance to try them all for yourself in my ‘Favorite Things’ giveaway on Instagram.
Thunderbird Bar | Texas Maple Pecan & Peach Vanilla Pecan
Thunderbird bars have LONG been a favorite of mine…but their two newest flavors really have stolen my heart.
Texas Maple Pecan tastes like a decadent slice of salty-sweet, ooey-gooey pecan pie. I love the whole chunks of pecans throughout and the dates give it such a great caramel-y flavor! If you’re a fan of maple, you will LOVE this bar.
Peach Pecan Vanilla is another great choice if you’re a pecan love like me! It’s not often that you find a peach flavored bar, but Thunderbird NAILS the flavor here. It’s because they use REAL peaches, of course! Sweet and delicious…just like biting into a freshly picked peach. The cinnamon and vanilla compliment the fruits in this bar so well.
Special Mention | ThunderKIDS Bars
In addition to their new flavor releases, Thunderbird also released 4 new varieties of KIDS bars! I don’t care what you say though…these bars are good enough for ANYONE to enjoy. They’re a bit smaller than the normal bars, but with flavors like Fruit Punch (legit tastes like fruit punch!) and Chocolate Chip Cookie they are pretty irresistible in my opinion. And the smaller size just gives you an excuse to eat more than one at a time, am I right? My favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie…SO SO good.
RX Bar | Gingerbread
You know my love of RX Bars. Real, whole food ingredients…NO BS. They don’t mess around when it comes to quality ingredients or flavors. They have a WIDE variety of flavors now and of course I have my favorites amongst the bunch. However, every year they seem to one up themselves with the release of a seasonal or limited edition flavor that just BLOWS ME AWAY! They did it in the summer with their Mango Pineapple bar…and now they’ve done it again with their seasonal Gingerbread flavor.
I don’t know what it is about these bars, but they it’s almost like they are softer and less chewy than the normal bars. Not that I have any problem with the regular texture, but these are just UBER soft and delicious. Almost like biting into a still warm gingerbread cookie straight out of the oven! RX Bar got this flavor just right. As I mentioned in my last post, I LOVE gingerbread, so you know I went into trying this bar with some skepticism. But no complaints from me…the ratio of spices to sweetness was PERFECT. And as alway, I appreciate the whole chunks of nuts throughout the bar for some added crunch and texture.
My only complaint? That these aren’t available ALL YEAR ROUND! Have to stock up I guess!
No Cow | Carrot Cake & Chunky Peanut Butter
If you weren’t aware, No Cow bars are the like the vegan version of Quest bars! They are soft, delicious, and come in amazing dessert-like flavors such as: Raspberry Chocolate Truffle, Blueberry Cobbler, Double Fudge Brownie, and Lemon Meringue. My favorite has always been PB Chocolate Chip….but that changed this week when I had the chance to try their two newest flavor releases: Carrot Cake and Chunky Peanut Butter.
Both these bars are knock outs! The Carrot Cake has strong flavors of cinnamon and ginger, while the Chunky Peanut Butter is just oozing with peanut butter deliciousness. I especially love the Chunky Peanut Butter because of the little crispy bits it has throughout it. Such a nice contrast to the soft, cookie dough-like texture of the bars! Both are super high in plant-based protein (of course!) low in sugar, low in carbs, and very satisfying when you want something sweet yet nourishing.
Special Mention | No Cow Protein Cookies
In addition to their new flavors (and their new look!), No Cow also released a line of protein cookies! I’ve only had one other brand of vegan protein cookie before, and compared to those, these cookies are INCREDIBLE. They don’t crumble and break apart, yet they are soft and dense like a real cookie should be. They are perfectly sweet with bits of chocolate throughout and don’t taste like they have the protein content that they do (i.e. they aren’t rock hard or taste like cardboard). So far I’ve only tried the Double Chocolate, but if that flavor was any indication of how the rest are, then I know I’ll love them all. Game changers in the protein cookie world for sure!
Now that I’ve introduced you to all these new bars, make sure you head over to my Instagram for a chance to try them for yourself. I am hosting a special FAVORITE THINGS giveaway for my birthday that was earlier this week. The giveaway runs until 11/27 and there are multiple forms of entry so you have a good chance of winning. Good luck, friends!Stay connected:Instagram: HealthyHelperFacebook: Healthy HelperTwitter: @Healthy_HelperPinterest: Healthy_HelperTikTok: KailaProulxBloglovin’: Healthy HelperShop with me on Amazon. Favorite products, fun finds, and more!